The Hilbert Museum, Orange County
"Impressionism comes to America" by Vanessa Rothe
This lecture covers how French Impressionism started in Paris, and the little known and fascinating history of how it actually came to America with the help of the American artist Mary Cassatt, her family, along with her own patrons of the arts. A pivotal moment in American art. The lecture also includes stunning slide shows what was being created here in the Hudson River valley prior to its arrival, and the Impressionist schools that branched out from its arrival, one leading to California. Will include a few works from the Hilbert collection at the end, leading us here to where we are today. Based on 2022 article written by Rothe for American Fine Art historical magazine.
NEW! Rothe will be presenting a series of Lectures this Summer Fall 2023 at the HILBERT MUSEUM in Orange CA.
LECTURE "NEW! Contemporary Realism and Abstraction- The current hybrid style of art”
at the HILBERT MUSEUM, CA
AUG 30th Wednesday Night at 6:00pm at The Hilbert Museum, Orange County
What Style of work is popular today across the USA, NYC to California?
Contemporary Realism. This style Combines fine Realism and Abstraction. How did this genre come about. Plein Air was popular from 2000 to 2015 and Realism had come back into style with many ateliers posing u p after that. The lecture includes discussions about this new popular style combine strong realism with impressionist strokes and abstraction? Who are the artists working in this NEW exciting genre today? Beautiful slideshow with the history leading up to the two genres ( modern abstraction from Bay Area et al lin 50’s 60’s) and then the combination of these two today. Based on 2016 article by Rothe published in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.
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Lecture " How French Impressionism Came to America and why it Succeeded"
Rothe is proud to write and present fine art lectures on various art history subjects in conjunction with her curated fine art exhibitions as well as freelance for fine art events. Lecture was presented on American and French impressionism at the Salmagundi Club in NYC, Laguna Art Museum and other fine venues. Subjects such as the history of Impressionism and tracing 100 years of fine art and fashion, or Russian realism and impressionism. Lectures run approximately 45 min in length and can be scheduled for your fine art events or exhibitions.
JULY 20th, 6:00pm Please contact the HILBERT MUSEUM for more information
Lecture Americans in Paris, FINE ART and FASHION" at the Salmagundi Club in NEW YORK CITY.
100 years of Fine Art and Fashion" by Vanessa Rothe - Educational Event In the Parlor at the Salmagundi Club
Art History Slideshow lecture presentation "100 years of Fine Art and Fashion" by curator, artist Rothe. Follow the history of fine art and fashion as they parallel one another, inspire and influence on another. From Victorian Lace, to Sargent, from Coco Chanel to 80's pop art. Artists will also be in attendance. Vanessa Rothe's Americans in Paris fine art project and painters group adopts one of the gallery's annual theme of FINE ART and FASHION as the AIP artists create all new works inspired by historical fashion icons, and contemporary fashion and design for SPRING of 2023. Experience the runway with both fine art and fashion with the annual exhibition live or online from anywhere in the world. Original Artwork of New York, Paris and the Eiffel tower, CoCo Chanel, Kimono robes, vintage fashion photos created into new paintings, bold modern figurative works and more.
Lecture "LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS" Lecture also became an 6 page article in International Artist Magazine 2020
Rothe presented the idea that learning from the Masters is an important step in an artists career, both early on in their studies and later as a master themselves to learn new techniques in painting. Master copies play an important role in artists lives and are seldom seen from the artists studio. They help to show the skill of the artist and are an important insight to what inspired the artist in their own work. With this exhibition we bring a collection of works to celebrate the importance of master copies in our artist's lives. Just as a businessman does an internship and lawyers study past cases, an artist learns by copying the masters. In art school figure painting 101 we work many many hours learning techniques such as grisaille, layering, edge work, and the final assignment is to copy a Master work of an older artist. They are done most often after a master who has passed, but sometimes even living masters are copied. The works are new painted works, and the artists are trying to emulate the master they admire and are copying. This is an important tool for all artists and helps us learn and take our work to the next level. Both early in their career, or later as mid career or masters themselves, completing a master copy from an artist you admire, helps one to learn new skills or new additions to our set of painters tools. Perhaps they did the copy to learn how the master achieved the lighting. Perhaps they are done to learn how to warm up the skin tones in their own work. Perhaps the artist admired the figures or general paint application style. After a master copy is completed and the work studied up close, strokes copied, techniques learned that new artist may add one or two of the elements that they learned into their own work, first hand.
Lecture "FINE ART AND FASHION" at the SALMAGUNDI CLUB NEW YORK CITY, 2018
Rothe lectured at the Salmagundi Club at 47 on 5th Avenue New York NY, Concurrent with the Art Renewal Center ( ARC SALON) Annual exhibition at the Club. Rothe's lecture included Fashion as a longtime influence on artists and their paintings, as have historical master works in turn influenced many fashion designers throughout the ages. From the gold embroidered folds on the dresses found in Waterhouse’s paintings, to the top hats the Dandy's wear in the Impressionist works by Caillebotte, couture in paintings not only shows us what the styles were in at the time, but reminds us that clothing itself can often be a "work of art" and a form of expression. Combining top contemporary realist paintings from around the globe with one of a kind creations by current fashion designers and a bespoke shoe maker, this exciting new exhibition and lectures aimed to celebrate the long time inspiring relationship of fine art and fashion.” Explains the curator Vanessa Françoise Rothe.
Lecture "AMERICANS IN PARIS" Bi-Continental Exhibitions Los Angeles CA and Paris France MAY 2018
May 12th, 2018 at Arcadia Contemporary Gallery in Los Angeles, California 5-8pm
May 24th, 2018 at Galerie L'Oeil du Prince in Paris, France 5-8p
VRFA presented lectures on realism and Impressionism and on the mission of the Americans in Paris. Lectures included French literature and art history. She arranged curatorial tours of the Louvre and large scale works, the artists, patrons, gallery owners met together in an antique atelier in Paris. This project aims to help top American figure artists take their work to the next level.
"REALISM WITHOUT BORDERS 2017" AT THE SALMAGUNDI CLUB NEW YORK, DEC 2017
International exhibition curated by Vanessa Rothe with works from eight countries in Realism and Impressionism. Rothe presented her lecture on international styles of historical and contemporary realism and Impressionism . VRFA helps the famed Salmagundi Art Club celebrate its 100 year Golden Anniversary on 5th ave in New York with a top notch International fine art exhibition and educational events.
December 5th, 2017 in the Parlor of the famed Salmagundi Club New York at 47 Fifth avenue where icons such as Thomas Moran, Winston Churchill and Tiffany were members.This beautiful and rare exhibition will include works selected by top International artists from Sweden, America, Russia, France, Italy and Ukraine.
Lecture "The PARIS SEMINAR/AMERICANS, Grand Chaumiere in PARIS 2017
Vanessa is proud to be Inventor Curator, lecturer of the Exhibitions as well as lecturer at the 2017 Paris Americans in Paris art project exhibitions and events. 2017 lectures at the GRAND CHAUMIERE live in Paris with 12 top realists in American fine art. Rothes French literature and art history, arranged curatorial tours of the Louvre and large scale works, the artists, patrons, gallery owners met together in an antique atelier in Paris. This project aims to help top American figure artists take their work to the next level.
Lecture "The PARIS SEMINAR/AMERICANS in PARIS 2016 - SALMAGUNDI CLUB NYC
For APRIL 2016 at the Salmagundi Club New York, Rothe has curated an exhibition with work by American realist artists exhibited and sold in Spring 2016 at the Salmagundi Club New york, along with lectures on group composition and live demos. Collection." Jeremy Lipking, Michelle Dunaway, Casey Childs, Ryan Brown, Nicolas Martin, Vanessa Rothe, Sean Forester, Iliya Mirochnik, Brendan Johnston, and Katie Whipple.
Lecture "The PARIS SEMINAR/AMERICANS in PARIS 2015 - LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Rothe spoke on the mission of the Americans in paris new art group and importance of travel to encourage new subjects. How to spark subject ideas thru literature, learning from masterworks about group figure composition. Artists demos were created
"Russian and AMerican Impressionism" exhibition at ABEND GALLERY DENVER CO March 11th, 2016
Lectures on Russian and Soviet Art History by Rothe. Contemporary works from Russia & Ukraine alongside works by American Impressionists and realists, along with Historical California Impressionism and Historical Russian Impressionism. This exhibition will compare and contrast painting styles, paint application as well as subjects from two continents and two centuries.
"The Artists Sketchbook" in conjunction with her curated Exhibition in Laguna Beach CA. 2014 Discussing the sketches process of Hisotrical wokrs by American Artists Marion Wachtel, Lawton Parker and George Turland on loan for sale from Steven Stern Fine Arts, join Hisotrical Russian Artists Erik Rebane, and Alexi Borodin, as well as contemporary artists Ken Auster, Ray Roberts. Collectors are invited to go thru live portofolio's of the artsits sketches, watercolors, pastels, gouache, ink, monotype as well as framed works on the walls. As seen in Fine Art Today. Digital Catalog
LAGUNA ART MUSUEM with CAC Chapter Chair Vanessa Rothe and Irvine Museum director JEAN STERN
"Port and Starboard" Rothe presented a lecture on Armin Hanson and William Ritschell Marine artists at the Yacht Club next to Balboa Island on Thursday June
Impressionism and Marine artists at the BALBOA BAY YACHT CLUB 2014 and 2016
"Port and Starboard" Rothe presented a lecture on Armin Hanson and William Ritschell Marine artists at the Yacht Club next to Balboa Island on Thursday June 15th. 2017 . As seen in Plein Air Magazine and Fine Art Today. As seen in Plein Air Magazine and Fine Art Today.
Rothe curated and lectured at her show Realism Without Borders at Laguna College of Art and Design Gallery at One Laguna, 225 Forest Ave Laguna Beach, California. April May 2014. Imported Russian Historical academic works alongside contemporary Russian academic works form Realism Without Borders group.
Lecture "How to look at Art, like an Artist" Plein Air week 2014, LAGUNA ART MUSEUM,
Rothe presented a lecture to a crowd of 80 people at the plein air painting week at the Laguna Art Museum. Included discussions about Value, greyscale, light and dark, as well as brushwork and color. Vocabulary was introduced so collectors could speak more to what they are seeing and experiencing.
Lecture "French, Russian Impressionism Meets American Impressionism" at the Bowers Museum Santa Ana CA
Rothe curated and spoke on the history of Impressionism. A mix of Impressionist works from across the globe for the Tangata Exhibition space at the Bowers Spring of May 2013. As seen on the cover of Fine Art Today News, June 2013.